The Stars Gather for Hurricane Relief

America opened up its wallet last night (Sept. 12), with citizens coming together as one in aid of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon, managing to raise a staggering total (at time of publishing) of $44 million

The hurricanes are currently estimated to have resulted in up to $200 billion in damages, destroying the homes of tens of thousands, in addition to totaling more than one million vehicles and unceremoniously demolished vital infrastructure all over both states. The charity event was aired across all four major networks, as well as multitudes of additional cable services, and featured impassioned pleas for contributions from Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland (both Texas natives). Also appealing to people's generosity were Cher and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Performing at the event were: Usher, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Luis Fonsi, Tori Kelly, Matthews, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Demi Lovato, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and CeCe Winans. An evening for the ages indeed.

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